Leading Civil War Expert to Lecture At WSU

OGDEN, Utah — One of the country’s leading authors on Abraham Lincoln, will present  “Lincoln and the Uncivil War on Immigration” at Weber State University for the annual Lampros Lecture on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall.

Harold Holzer was senior vice president for Public Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from 1992 to 2015, chairman of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and a member of the New York Historical Society. 

Holzer has authored or co-authored and edited more than 50 books and hundreds of articles. His most recent book, “A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity” co-authored with Norton Garfinkle, presents a new account of the reasons Lincoln declared war when the Confederacy seceded. Other works include “1863: Lincoln’s Pivotal Year,” co-authored with Sara Gabbard, and “Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America,” the official young-adult companion book to director Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.”

"Harold Holzer's presentation offers an opportunity to see how past generations - and past leaders - dealt with questions of immigration and diversity," said Susan Matt, chair of WSU’s history department.

The annual Lampros Lecture is sponsored by Jack and Betty Lampros, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the Department of History and the WSU Alumni Association. Thanks to the support of generous donors WSU has offered a Civil War presentation free to the campus community for almost 20 years.

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Susan Matt, chair, Department of History
801-626-7325 • smatt@weber.edu


Melissa Smith, administrative specialist for Public Relations
801-626-6348 • melissasmith9@weber.edu